Thursday, February 11, 2010

This is what a newspaper reporter looks like

There are no more print reporters, John White, deputy editor online of the Winnipeg Free Press, told Creative Communications students at Red River College on Feb. 11, 2010.

The Free Press wants to hire a triple-threat journalist who can file breaking news stories by Twitter and write blog entries; deliver live and recorded video hits, and write for the print version of the paper.

This sounds great. It's the kind of stuff our students are learning to do, and it certainly shows where news media need to go.

Too bad it's just for a three-month term. Let's hope the term will be extended -- indefinitely.

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